the search results are narrowed significantly and usually returns plans, drawings, photos, films and deck logs plus a few odds and ends at the end of the list.
Using the ship's name will obviously return multiple ships with the same name (Duh!)
Although it won't help you much now that NARA is still closed, however there are some BGP's for DLG/CG ships at NARA II College Park, MD. .... I hate NARA's search engine, I can never find anything, even when I know where they are because I have seen them.
But, I used a Duck, Duck, Go search engine and it pointed me directly to the list of BGP's at NARA.
Says they have 3149 BGPs at NARA. From my experience, the more modern BGP's (I pulled some SHERMAN Class destroyer BGPs) are smaller than WWII era plans so they fold-up and take up less space. Makes them harder to read the blueprint copies. I never pulled any DLG/CG's.
Here is a list of BGPs of DLG's available;
... (pg 90 and continued on pg 91)
I don't know which units you are interested in.
How many are available online is uncertain to me. Because when I tried the "Available Online" link, only three ships showed up and I know there are MORE than that available. But you can go up to the SEARCH BOX and type in "Drawings for USS (specific ship name)"
Why are so few USN Booklet of General plans available? Are they classified? Is it a matter of money to have them scanned? I am aware of a few rather shot lists, but every ship in the navy had one. I am particularly interested in the cold war DLG/CG classes, but there are many ships I would enjoy inspecting. Thanks, John